Advertisement

Flight of the Soul

Flight of the Soul

Not While I’m Around – September 11th – Sondheim’s Universal Truths with Angela Lansbury

The most impactful thing about the days and months and years after September 11th for me was listening to the experience of our nation’s children.  I heard so many kids explaining what the day meant to them and what their plans were to help make the world a better place.  One thing was clear.  It shifted the course of their futures. This event struck all of us on so many levels and continues to be a marker in the conversation about the brotherhood of man and how we practice humanity around the globe.

So many stories of loss and love and heart break and bravery and compassion remain as New York continues to reimagine and rebuild. I ran into this clip of Angela Lansbury at the Mormon Tabernacle discussing her concerns and reaction in the year after the attacks and how as a Grandmother she wanted to respond to what she witnessed.  Angela Landsbury asked herself what she could contribute with her talents.  The answer was as simple as it is beautiful… to sing a song using her voice to spread a message and remind all of us it is our job to be there for our kids, all our kids.

Advertisement

“All of us, grand parents, parents, aunts, and uncles, we all have to try to do everything that we possibly can to show them that they are safe and loved and that good will triumph over evil and right will prevail.”

As she sings this beautiful song for the Christmas show at the Mormon Tabernacle Ms. Lansbury speaks the truth and spreads the message that all of us deeply understand.  Not only do children listen to everything we say.  They are sponges of the world they inhabit and it is our responsibility to nourish their hearts and souls with love. Reassure the little ones.  So they feel safe and whole. I don’t know how you hold September 11th in your heart but I do know that for me it remains the day that millions of children’s hearts shifted in consciousness and their understanding of safety took a beating.

Advertisement

To everyone, now and forever I join in this message from Stephen Sondheim, sung below so beautifully by Angela Lansbury….

Nothing’s gonna harm you, not while I’m around. Nothing’s gonna harm you, no sir, not while I’m around.
 
Demons are prowling everywhere, nowadays, I’ll send ’em howling, I don’t care, I got ways.
 
No one’s gonna hurt you, No one’s gonna dare. Others can desert you, Not to worry, whistle, I’ll be there.
 
Demons’ll charm you with a smile, for a while, But in time… Nothing can harm you Not while I’m around…
 
Not to worry, not to worry
 
YouTube Preview Image
 

While we may experience worry and stress it is our job to protect our children. To shield them from harm’s way and to enlighten their journey. It is our job as parents and teachers and land lords of the earth to rise into our magnificence and teach our children well.

Advertisement

 

Lots of Love,

Melanie

 

YouTube Preview Image

 

As a little bonus. Here’s an interview where Angela Lansbury talks about the moment of owning her star turn in the show MAME and the challenge to being in the spotlight… “As my great friend Katherine Hepburn said you ‘Take stage.’  A Wonderful moment. You decide you are going to go for it.”

 

Previous Posts

Say YES! Make Today and Everyday Miraculous.
“Every day I remember this is the miracle. Me and you in agreement to share the truth with love and allow healing to occur.  In this I experience God’s great wonder working through me.” In the face of all my fears there is love. Within ...

posted 8:28:48am May. 05, 2015 | read full post »

Let God Speak into your heart. Walk into the truth. Listen to Your Intuition
In listening to your intuition, in allowing a higher power to move you beyond and above your fears grace is delivered.  Greatness lies beyond any limiting thinking. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7iPEDnqwm0[/youtube] Joanna ...

posted 4:05:06am May. 04, 2015 | read full post »

Magnificent Affirmations - Forgiveness
Love in itself is the first and final act of life itself. Love is the presence of the eternal. All we can hope to get from an other is an expression and reflection of love that will bring up everything unlike itself – all of it available to ...

posted 1:01:25am Apr. 21, 2015 | read full post »

LOVE is the WORD: I-N-S-P-I-R-A-T-I-O-N and ADVICE FOR DOING GREAT THINGS
Advice is sometimes not worth the letters that hold it together.  It is often requested and often ignored.  All of us have our own perfectly perfect inner guidance planner/system.  We are always getting the answers that are designed for our ...

posted 7:57:46am Apr. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Awake in Heaven in the Heart of Love
You want to become a great screenwriter because you have been inspired by great screenwriting. It is as simple as that. Words on a page brought to life by actors. Those moments in the movie theater where your heart thrills at the glorious ...

posted 1:44:25am Apr. 06, 2015 | read full post »

Advertisement


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.